# How do you use PEMDAS to simplify #2[-4+3(-7+4)]#?

##### 2 Answers

2[−4+3(−7+4)]

The expression has so many parenthesis that no rule of order of operations is needed

2[−4+3(-3)]

2[−4-9]

2[−13]

-26

#### Explanation:

First, we evaluate any expressions within parentheses.

Within the innermost parentheses, there are no exponents, and no multiplication or division, thus we move on to adding

Within the outer parentheses, there are no exponents, so we move on to multiplying

There is no more multiplication within the outer parentheses, and so we move on to adding

Now that there are no operations left within parentheses, we continue. The only operation remaining outside of parentheses is to multiply